Fall cleanup to be held Nov. 16 in Mathews

- Posted on Nov 06, 2019 - 02:10 PM

The Mathews fall roadside cleanup is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 16, with a rain date of Saturday, Nov. 23.

Twice a year the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center holds a roadside cleanup and invites Adopt-a-Highway volunteers and community groups to work together and clean up county roads for the upcoming season, said a press release from MCVIC executive director Emily Allen.

Families, groups and organizations are invited to make up a group of at least two people to pick up a section of road. Groups will meet between 8 and 9 a.m. at the Visitor Center, 239 Main Street, to sign in and receive safety and route information and equipment. 

Coffee and donuts will be available, along with nets, safety vests, trash bags and gloves. Groups can choose a road that they would like to focus on, or MCVIC will have a list of high priority roads. 

Each group must have a chaperone over 18 years old and provide its own transportation. At noon, everyone will head back to the Visitor Center for a pizza lunch and to return equipment.

“Help us to clean up our beautiful county,” said Allen.

For more information, contact Allen at 804-725-4229 or mathewsvisitorcenter@gmail.com.